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HOW TO CONNECT YOUR VIC 

Welcome to computing! The following sfep-by-srec instructions show you 
how to unpack the VIC. conned it to your television set and moke sure 
working properly. 

Let's begin by taking a quick look at the VIC 20: 





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-• KEYBOARD Used to type infor- 
mation and instructions into the computer! 

-% POWER LIGHT Glows when your 
VIC bo* on] 

-• POWER CORD SOCKET 

ich power supply h> 

• ON/OFF SWITCH 



GAME PORT Fw joystick ana 



Other game control devices 




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EXPANSION PORT VIC Program 
cartridges plug in herel 

• 5 PIN VIDEO PORT 

iFor connection to IV set or mon I 

• USER PORT For special 
accessories) 

CASSETTE PORT • Tope cassette 
goes h e 

• SERIAL PORT (For spe 

accessories like printer. d»sk drive 



Check the contents of your VIC container. You should find the following items 

• VIC 20 Personal Computer 

• Power Suoply i'arge box with 2 cords coming out 

• RF Modulator (small metal box) ond coble 

• Coaxial cable with plugs 



You will need 2 e/ecmcol ouriefs (sockets: — one for the VIC and one for 
your television set. 



Position the VIC and fe/ev»sion se' so you can use the keyboard comfortcbly 
while viewing the television screen . . . ideally, o tobletop or desk 



4: 



Find the ON/OFF switch on the right 
hand side of the VIC. Make sure its in 
the "OFF"' position 



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There ore two cords coming out c 
power supply box. Plug the power supp'y 
cord into on electrical outlet and plug the 
other cord mto the power cord socket on 
the side of the VIC NO TE The power 
supply remains "on" while plugged mso 
you should unplug it when not in use 

Connect the video cable to the back 
of the VIC and to the RF Modulator 
box, as shown. Make sure to connect 

ne video port and not to the 6 
serial port, which is next to it. 



Connect the TV Modulator to your 

television not by means of the lead 

Supplied "he chono plug fits 

into the modulator and the other 

end connects to the UHF socket on your television 

oy means of a coaxial plug. 




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Turn on the TV se'. The RF modulator has a switch which allows selection of either 
Channel or Channel 1. Select either chcrnel on your TV se 



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Turn on the VIC |the r ed power light on the top of the 
computer should come ie power light does not glow, 

consult the accompanying chart. 



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Tune the television until a sharp image is c "He line tuning on your 

television may need some adjustment. Here >s what you should see on the 
•jOTielimes it takes a second or two to activate. If 
you don't get the following display on you? screen, 
turn the computer off, wait a tew seconds and turn il 
on again 



11: 



Adjusting the colour and Imt/hue depends 
on the colour controls provided on you- 

sion set naturally, sets with better 
controls yield better colour . Some sets show 
some colours better than others. 




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If you have trouble with any of these steps, consul* the 
accompanying troubleshooting chart. 






NOW YOU ARE READY TO START USING THE VIC 20 



NOTE ■ - -s< you 

congod'ir :, the monitor cob' 



TROUBLESHOOTING CHART 



SYMPTOM 



CAUSE 



REMEDY 



NO PICTURE 
(POWER UGHT OFF 



VIC not plugger 

Power supply not plugged m 
m in VIC 



Make sure power s.-. on" 

position 

Check power socket nex» ro power 

Che: 

V1C to your Authorised 
Conmocore Scvice Centre for 
replace ^e 



- {POWER UGH i -ing VIC off for a 

on wrong cha~ 
Incorrect hoc- 

Modukstor not plugged <n 

Video cable nol connected 



few seconds, then bac- 

VKZhoc<suD -- <elon 

s aerial so 

Check cor - 1 5- pin Video 

Check connection on nodule: 



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Poorly tuned TV 


e TV 


PICTURE MTHPOOR 
DUR 


Bod cole - 


,st cc4our/hue/bnghiness 
controls on TV 


PiCTURt WiTh EXCESS 
D NOISE 


TV volume up too high J see 
ute without COiO 


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PICTURE C 

BUT NO SOUND 


TV volume too low 


Adiic- - relume a* TV 



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COMMODORE MAGAZINE 

Complr jscnplion form and survey and post promptly .• -e-nirtance to 

r ece've your Commodore Mage. 



What is your primary area of computing interest? 


What two features attracted you most to the 


I ] Self fee: 


VIC system? 


□ Education 


□ Low price D Accessories 


D Recreation & Hobby 


D User fnendlmess G Colour Graphics 


D Sncll business 


a Software :und 


n Teleco- 


D Gora D Size 


D Engineering Electronics 


D Expandab □ Self- teaching mctencls 


How old are you? 


How many people will use your VIC? Where did you buy your VIC product? 


G Under 15 yeors 


n l 






D 15 17 


a 2 




c-*ore 


D 18 2 


a 3-9 




D Electronics store 


1 1 22 - 29 


D IC 




D feo store 


a 30 


I J 20 and over 




rder 


D Over 50 






G Qthe- spe 



Commodore Magazine Subscription 



Name 



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Postcode-. 






Amount Enclosed: 



Please register my subsenptton for , 



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Make Payment to: 

Commodore Magazine, 
P.O. Box 336, 
Artarmon, NSW 2064. 



Australia. 



Office use only 



Acct: 



Ref: 



Amount: 




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DESKTOP COMPUTERS: 

• ,hed almost o quarter of o century ego, 

rsmodore is en international company specie! - 
■qh technology. 

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. ! line of computers- from the VIC- 20 to 
economical P£T and CBM to ow incredible new 
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• Commodore n the only US. personal computer 
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USER GROUPS 



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-odd 

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WARRANTY 



Commodore VIC 20 Personal Computer System ood associated Commodore Computer Programs 

Commodore warrants to the original purchase' (the "Purchaser") that the VIC sold to the 

Purchaser shall be free from detects >n materials and workmanship for a period of 90 days 

from the date of purchase by the Purchaser. In i Hot c defect covered 

warranty <s discovered within this 90 day warranty period Commodore will, at its option either 

repair or replace *he VIC upon delivery of the defect.ve VIC by the Purchoser to the 

Commodore dealer from wnom the VIC was purchased. Any claim under this warranty must 

be made by the Purchaser to such dec • r-e 90 day period. All transport charges 

■ncurred by either the Purchaser or Commodore m connection w»th c claim under this warranty 

shoJI be paid by the Purchaser. 

The foregoing warrc A/arranty") dees not apply in the foilow.ng cosesc- 

(i) defects, damage or malfunctions suffered by or e- e VIC resulting from improper 

handling, Occident or act of God misuse or abuse of Ine VIC by any person other than 

Commodore, failure of electrical powe' o* failure of air conditioning or 
(ii) defects, demage or malfunctions suffered by, or existing in the VIC and developing while 

in transi* for repcrs; or 
{ml where repairs or modifications of the V!C ore attempted or earned out by any person not 

authorised by Commodore; or 

any other defects damage or malfunctions nor due to defects in mctcncls or workmonship 

of the VIC. 
bj Subjec conditions, representations, worrarties end obliganoos r egar 

the V!C, ■ -press or implied Othe -osc expressiey provided herein ore excluded. 

Commodore shall not, except os expressly provided herein, be liable for any form of domoges 
wfu JenJal consecuent'a! or otherwise ansing out of or in conneoon 

order, the .pods whethe' such damages result from negligence on the part 

of Commodore its servants or agents or otherwise howsoever. 

Provisions of the Trade Practices Ac -i njies or regulations for me time 

being m force in Austra'ic may imply certain core: or impose obligations on 

Ccimmodore which conditions. worTonlies ond obligations cannot, or cannot except h 
extent, be excluded, 'estneted o- modified by the exclusions contained in paragraph (a) above 
or elsewhere in this order 

Such exclusions shell apply to the extent but only to the e*t jute? 

•ules or regulations. Further, if conditions or warranties are implied or obligations i noosed on 
Commodore p . : such provisions and they cannot be end arc 6e6 then so fcr 

as lawfully permissible the liability of Commodore pur eto shall be limited to one or 

more of tne following as Commodore in its absolute discretion shell Qe 

epbcemenl of the equipmen' or pert thereof, or the supply of equivalent equipment; 
repair of Ine equipmenl cm pa^ thereof; 

(c) the payment of the cost of replacing the equipment or of ocqunng equivalent equipment; 

(d) the payment ol the cost of having the equipment repaired. 

COMMODORE BUSINESS MACHiNLS 3 IY. LTD. is a subsidiary of COMMODORE ELECTRONICS 
LTD.